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2014 News in Brief



Freshman Discover Course 1

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At freshman pre-orientation(FPOP)in August, Course 1 hosted a group of 20 new students interested in the department. Led by undergraduates Beth Garcia and Julia Hogroian and assisted by several excellent undergraduate mentors, the week’s activities blended interesting aspects of the department’s undergraduate curriculum with fun, excursions in Boston, and activities. The diverse set of modules looked at water quality, transportation, new materials, systems and how diseases spread, through lectures, hands-on activities and field trips. Activities included lunch with faculty, a trip to Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor, and a wacky scavenger hunt. The week culminated with a series of excellent and well-thought-out presentations by the new students to the CEE community and a social lunch.